Rathbone is a British youth charity that specialises in transforming the lives of young people through work based training in the form of apprenticeships and traineeships.
Rathbone is a registered charity which merged with NCG in January 2012. Together both organisations have been working to create life changing opportunities for young people across the UK. Rathbone plays a vital role in creating prospects for thousands of young people at risk of long term social and economic exclusion, by engaging or re-engaging them in learning.
Rathbone Training have a long track record in delivering training programmes to over 5,000 young people across the UK per year, suitable for young people aged 16 years old and above to gain the qualifications, skills and experience that employers seek. We also offer services for young people aged 14-16 years old, where our Community and Engagement Team strive to bridge the gap for those wishing to join one of our programmes in the future.
Our work is inspired by the vision of our founder, Elfrida Rathbone, who believed that everyone could make progress through learning. We believe that every young person has the potential to achieve a positive future and that, given the right opportunities and support, all young people can learn, progress, and succeed in their chosen career. We run a number of street level outreach projects to engage young people who are not in education, employment or training.
Our ambition is to be an outstanding provider of education, employability skills and career development; and an advocate for young people. Our young people are at the heart of the decisions we make and directly inform the way that we work.